Continuing discussions from Intro to Art. Observing Art & Ideas in our own day-to-day life and Applying in-class learning to the world around us.
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Monday, September 24, 2012
Hi everyone, my name is Erika Yoder, I'm 19, and this is my second year at Laguardia. My major is Liberal Arts. Although I don't think I'm the best at it, I love art, and was actually considering becoming an animator/cartoonist not too long ago. My dad is an artist, and paints Hex Signs, a little known art form popular in traditional Pennsylvania German culture. I also know how to paint Hex Signs and have sold a few pieces through his art gallery. My main passion when it comes to art, however, is comic and cartoon art. I'm an avid DC comics fan, and one day wish to draw something as beautiful as the picture you see to the left, which is of Starfire, one of my favorite DC comics characters. Some artists I admire are Andy Warhol, Butch Hartman, Walt Disney, and Bruce Timm. In spite of my interest in art, this is my first art class in college, and I am definitely looking forward to it, since I don't know a whole lot about the technical side of art - styles, historical context, etc - aside from the styles aforementioned. I hope this class has some information to offer about American comics, since I believe they are an important part of American culture, and would likely be the class I sit up straightest in!